is dedicated to promoting best practices to reduce the incidence of counterfeit electronic components in the aerospace and military manufacturing supply chain.

Electronic Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. is an Aerospace AS9120 certified independent distributor recognized as a leading quality advocate in the industry.  ESCS sponsors as a resource for both distributors and manufacturers alike.

An Industry Resource Center
Explore this site. Share it freely, use it to educate, or as an information source and research tool in developing risk mitigation strategies.  Here you will find information and counterfeiting tricks and examples, resources on quality systems, inspection protocols, industry standards and certifications, counterfeit reporting and much, much more.

The battle to combat electronic component counterfeiting requires on-going attention and diligence.  ESCS believes education and training, along with the development of strong industry standard best practices is the most effective approach to mitigating counterfeit risks. should be just one of your tools in the battle.  Please check the "Other Resources" section of this site for information on government and industry associations who are active in the fight to combat counterfeits.

This site is updated frequently.  Please check back regularly for current news and information.

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Counterfeit Photo Gallery
Select The Shocking Truth menu option above for background on how counterfeiters work; or just use this link to go directly to our Counterfeit Photo Gallery.

In-depth Investigative Report
Business Week's investigative report on the business of electronic component counterfeiting has been so well received, it deserves special attention.  If you haven't read it, check out their article online, and see the video here.

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SAE International Publishes the AS5553 Standard

The new SAE standard, AS5553 - "Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition" has now been published, providing manufacturers and contractors with standardized procedures to mitigate risks of counterfeit parts entering their supply chain.
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ESCS Presents Safe Source Seal Program at NASA's Quality Leadership Forum

ESCS's President, Matthew Heaphy III, presented the details of the company's Safe Source Seal aerospace sourcing assurance program at NASA's Quality Leadership Forum at Cape Canaveral March 19, 2009.

A summary of the event can be found on ESCS' Information Source, and you can download a copy of the presentation here.

ESCS Offers A2Z Inspection & Testing Protocol

Based on years of experience and the "best of the best" from other industry standards and procedures, ESCS is now making its "A2Z Inspection & Testing Protocol" available to the aerospace industry.
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ESCS Completes Ground-breaking Industry Counterfeit Assessment

ESCS conducted interviews with over 90 quality and procurement professionals in the areospace and military manufacturing industry.  Find out what they're doing now to combat counterfeits.
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